Category Archive: RECORD Speed Fixer

There are black specks showing up on my prints?

There are black specks showing up on my prints?   You may simply have dirt in the water, or you may have a buildup of silver sulfide. Fixer that sits unused for long periods can decompose; this is especially true more »

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There is something floating in my fixer, what is it?

 There is something floating in my fixer, what is it?   There are several possibilities, including algal growth and decomposition of the fixer, producing silver sulfide or sulfur. Fixer diluted to working concentration keeps less well than concentrate.

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How do I dispose of my used fixer?

How do I dispose of my used fixer?   Used fixer contains silver , whose discharge is usually regulated. It is also very valuable, so don’t just throw it away! This is particularly relevant for people using “well water” and more »

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There is a white substance accumulating in my fixer?

There is a white substance accumulating in my fixer?     It may be sulfur, if the fixer is old.  

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Can I use the Record speed fixer for both Films and Prints?

Can I use the record speed fixer for both Films and Prints?   You use the same concentrate, but at different dilutions. Also, film fixer, once used, will contain substances you do not want in your prints.

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How do I check to see if my fixer is exhausted if I can’t use “Hypo-Check?”

Edwal makes fine products, but Hypo-Check indicates premature exhaustion with Sprint™ RECORD Speed Fixer. Instead, try our fixer test. Put a piece of undeveloped film in a small beaker of fixer working solution (1:9) and stir. If the film’s emulsion more »

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Q: How long should I fix my film and paper?

Sprint’s general recommendation for fixing time is a range of 1-3 minutes. Fixing beyond 3 minutes is not recommended. High-speed liquid fixers, such as Sprint RECORD Speed Fixer, will fully fix any standard emulsion within 3 minutes. The general rule more »

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Q: My film has a pink/magenta cast. Is it fixed properly?

Some newer tabular-grain films have a different anti-halation backing than traditional emulsions. After normal fixing times, these films may exhibit a colored tinge rather than a neutral tone in the base of the film. This tint does not mean that more »

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Q: Do I fix fiber prints and RC prints differently?

Fixing time for fiber and RC (resin-coated) papers are essentially similar, since the emulsion to be fixed is merely sitting on the top of the paper in both cases. However, extending fixing time with fiber prints allows more fixer to more »

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Q: Why is there a tint in my fixer?

With film fixer, it is very common to see some tint from the dyes that are removed from the film, especially from t-max. This coloration is harmless and generally fades away within 24 hours or so. With prints, some papers more »

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